Playfully inspired by the ’90s flick Romeo and Juliet, Wildfox introduces their premiere intimates collection for Fall 2012. Spun of soft, ’90s inspired velvet, this new collection features an array of vintage-inspired, nostalgic prints and graphics, including black cats, muted florals, fluffy white clouds and starry nights.
Daring and decadent, each piece feels as though it was stolen from the nightstand in Juliet’s boudoir. “I remember in high school having a shrine of Leonardo DiCaprio pictures, daydreaming that I was Claire Danes in angel wings.” says Emily Faulstich, one third of the design team. (The line is a collaboration between Kimberly Gordon, Leilani Shimoda and Faulstich.) As teenagers we idolized the bright, poppy aesthetic and slightly punk edge to the movie, and loved the romantic story and poetry of it. Our intimates try and convey this romanticism and rebellion, as if they were made for Juliet Capulet to pack in her bags as she ran away to meet Romeo.”
The designers’ first ever intimates collection is comprised of decadent, floor-length velvet robes, cozy, over-sized sweatshirts, mesh-accented bodysuits and sexy bustier brief sets. According to Faulstich, the pieces are meant to be worn well and often — inside and outside of the bedroom. “[The] intimates are meant to be styled with your everyday outfits in a way that can be seen (or hidden, your choice), but nothing is sheer, no underwire or garters, which we think makes it more comfortable and beautiful,” Faulstich tells us.
When asked about the girl the Wildfox Intimates Collection is designed for, the design team has a quick and ready answer, one that’s almost as dreamy as the collection itself: “[She] wears pajamas to a party, or a bra over her T-shirt — the girl who loves dancing in her underwear, cooking in an apron and panties, starting games of strip poker with her friends. You’ve met her before, been to her house, even. You’ve seen her clothes strewn all over the bathroom, dainty bras hanging from antique lampshades, laughing about boys in her dressing robe while she does her makeup in front of a beautiful vanity. She’s always in love, she is afraid of nothing. Maybe she’s your closest friend…or maybe she’s you.”
The new intimates collection is a home run for the Wildfox designers. Every single piece is darling, romantic and decadent – a perfect match for the quintessential Wildfox Girl.
Words and Images by Societe Perrier.